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Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Wilton, N. (2008, June). Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates. Paper presented at Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society 2008

Two dominant rationales are put forward by UK policymakers for the continued expansion of higher education (HE): to service the high-skill labour requirements of a ‘knowledge’ economy and to increase educational and, subsequently, labour market oppor... Read More about Do employability skills really matter in the UK graduate labour market? The case of business and management graduates.

Business graduates and management jobs: An employability match made in heaven? (2008)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2008). Business graduates and management jobs: An employability match made in heaven?. Journal of Education and Work, 21(2), 143-158. https://doi.org/10.1080/13639080802080949

The rapid growth in undergraduate business education over the last three decades has coincided with the growing dominance of an economic ideology of higher education (HE); that its role is principally one of contributing to national competitiveness t... Read More about Business graduates and management jobs: An employability match made in heaven?.

Higher education, the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘knowledge workers’: does current education policy make sense? (2008)
Journal Article
Wilton, N. (2008). Higher education, the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘knowledge workers’: does current education policy make sense?

The UK higher education (HE) system has undergone a major transformation over the past three decades from a system that catered for an elite group of entrants in the late 1960s and early 1970s to one that now aims to provide tertiary education to hal... Read More about Higher education, the ‘knowledge economy’ and ‘knowledge workers’: does current education policy make sense?.

The path of least resistance? Choice and constraint in HRM strategy in the UK hotel sector (2008)
Book Chapter
strategy in the UK hotel sector. In D. Tesone (Ed.), Handbook of Hospitality Human Resource Management, 293-316. Butterworth Heinemann

Guerrier and Deery (1998) suggest two central questions that are recurrent in HRM research in the hotel sector. Firstly, to what extent is the work of hospitality managers influenced by the industry context? Secondly, to what extent do hospitality ma... Read More about The path of least resistance? Choice and constraint in HRM strategy in the UK hotel sector.